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Jane Fraser

Professor and the Chair of the Department of Engineering, Colorado State University Pueblo

Jane M. Fraser has been a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Engineering at Colorado State University-Pueblo since 1998. Dr. Fraser has a BA in mathematics with honors from Swarthmore College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi; she received her master’s in 1972 and her doctorate in 1979 from University of California, Berkeley, in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research. Before moving to CSU-Pueblo, Dr. Fraser was on the research staff and faculty at Purdue University, and on the faculty at Ohio State University. At Ohio State she was Associate Director and then Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Study in Telecommunications, chaired the Senate Steering Committee, served on the Advisory Board of the Center for Teaching Excellence, and was a founding member of the Academy of Teaching. In 1991, she received the highest teaching award at Ohio State, the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. Dr Fraser’s specialty areas are decision analysis, probability models, quality, and engineering economy.  

Dr Fraser has served in many leadership positions in the American Society of Engineering Education and was elected as a Fellow of the Society. She is one of the organizers of STEM Day, in which Pueblo area children from the Boys and Girls Clubs spend a Saturday at CSU-Pueblo in hands-on science and engineering activities. She is the CSU-Pueblo coordinator for the NSF-funded Colorado Alliance for Minority Participation. She was the Principal Investigator for a $485,000 grant to CSU-Pueblo from the National Science Foundation for scholarships in Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics.


“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
----Viktor Frankl

From the podium situated at the front of the room to the tables set up in uniform rows to the individuals sitting in identical chairs, speckled throughout, this classroom could be any college classroom across the country.  The stories that emanated from this little, plain room...